Thursday, August 21, 2014

Celebrate the opening of Tuscany Station on Aug. 23

Head over to Tuscany this Saturday, Aug. 23 and celebrate the grand opening of Calgary’s newest CTrain station.

While regular service at Tuscany Station officially begins on Monday, Aug. 25, we’re extending an invitation to Calgarians to join us as the first train pulls in.

The festivities will run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the south Park and Ride lot at Tuscany Station and we’ll have entertainment, food trucks and plenty of fun activities for all ages.
Below is the schedule of events:

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE community bus shuttle service to the station every 15 minutes
  • 9 a.m. to 12 noon FREE bus shuttle from Crowfoot Station to Tuscany Station running every 10 minutes
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food trucks, fun activities and entertainment for all ages
  • 11:55 First train arrives at Tuscany Station driven by Mayor Naheed Nenshi from Crowfoot with invited guests
  • 12 noon Official welcoming ceremony
  • 12 noon to 5 p.m. FREE train service between Tuscany and Crowfoot Stations (fare is required to travel beyond Crowfoot)

* Regular existing bus service will also operate on Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24. There will be no train service to Tuscany Station on Sunday, Aug. 24.

For more information regarding Calgary Transit service to Tuscany Station visit calgarytransit.com, or for further background on the project, visit calgary.ca/nwlrt.

8 comments:

  1. Comment should not be empty

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  2. It is unfortunate that the free bus and train service is being offered in such a limited area. All citizens of Calgary have paid for this station and it isn't unreasonable to expect that the invitation to "come on down at no charge and celebrate with us" would be available to every Calgarian, no matter where they reside.

    Calgary Transit should have made Saturday a city-wide fare-free day to both encourage weekend use and to truly provide access to this event to everyone across our city and not just those who happen to live in the Crowfoot area.

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  3. We built a new LRT station without access to Crowfoot (infrastructure – NOT) but we hung signs across Crowfoot advertising the new station (communications - NOT). The new station is accessible only by driving through communities (reduced residential traffic – NOT). The residents can leave there homes in the morning and drive 100 feet to the station and park there (best use of green space – NOT). As a result of this new station many of us who passed those new station coming soon signs can blast on through to Crowfoot or Dalhousie spreading more automobile fumes (environment – NOT).

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  4. I'm heading NW on the train. There was an announcement that the Crowfoot train is now called Tuscany - I'm wondering how many visitors to Calgary would even know what that means if they just wanted to head North West? I'm wondering how many Dollars are involved in renaming trains when we only need 4 names for the whole network:

    - North West
    - South East
    - North East
    - South West

    ‎The current method of renaming the whole system every time there is a new station can't possibly be in the interest of citizens, can it?

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  5. I don't imagine it costs very much. All the permanent signs at the platforms stay the same, since they just say 'Northbound', 'Southbound', 'City Centre', etc. The digital signs on the trains are easy enough to change and likely don't cost anything, man hours excepted. And the announcement over the intercom will still say, "This is a northwest train, destination . If you are traveling..."

    If newcomers or out-of-towners are paying attention, which they ought to be if they don't know where they are going, it shouldn't be that difficult.

    Plus once we finally get a new line, we won't just have one train going to each quadrant.

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  6. We could use something like colours to name each line. The Montreal metro uses this system and it works quite well in my opinion.

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